The aim is also the same, to balance the flow
of energy or qi within the meridians, creating healthy
functioning of the internal organs and preventing
or curing disease.
During treatment, the practitioner determines the
correct points to use in relation to the ailment(s)
and then places gentle pressure on the area(s) using
the tips of the index or middle fingers, or the
thumb, or the edge of the fingernail.
The pressure must be even and is most often applied
in the direction of the flow of the meridian. Small
rotations may accompany the pressure and depending
on the condition, the effects may be felt immediately
(as in the case of blocked sinuses).
As is the case with adults, infants and young children who experience stomach upset can derive a lot of benefit from frequent Chinese massages. Massaging the meridians of infants and young children can boost immunity and promotes good digestion, can lessen gastric upset, can soothe the muscles and nerves in the area of the massage, and it can bring comfort to the organs that are connected to the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Aside from dietary issues such as food intolerances (or allergies), the digestive process can become interrupted as a result of significant emotional stress or tension. . Abdominal aches, gas, and a feeling of bloatedness are typical reactions to a sudden increase in a feeling of stress.